Emma Bolger

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Programme Leader, MSc Career Guidance and Development

Member of the Career Development Institute and AGCAS
Committee Member: AGCAS Research and Knowledge Committee
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Chair of the School of Education and Social Sciences Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee

Area of academic expertise - outline

Equality, diversity and inclusion in career development.

Current research activities

  • Career guidance and dementia
  • Career guidance and domestic abuse
  • Gender and career decision-making
  • Practitioner-led research
  • Diversifying the career guidance profession
  • Career development in Gaelic Medium Education

Current teaching activities and interests

Current PhD students:

Rachel Allen, UWS (Co-produced career guidance intervention for people with dementia)

Shayla Bletsoe, University of Glasgow/UWS (Scottish Graduate School of Social Science/Skills Development Scotland PhD programme)

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

External positions

External Examiner, Canterbury Christ Church University

1 Sept 2022 → …

External Examiner, University of Derby


External Examiner, University of Huddersfield


Associate Lecturer, The Open University

Oct 2008 → …


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